Cookie Butter No Bake Protein Balls with Toasted Coconut

Cookie Butter No Bake Protein Balls with Toasted Coconut

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If you’ve tried the infamous Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joe’s, these no bake protein balls are made from the same cookies. Meaning, they’re unbelievably delicious and quite addicting.

So addicting, in fact, I might even suggest cutting the recipe in half unless you’re sharing with friends or have mastered the art of restraint.

The nutrition facts for these cookie butter protein balls are great but eating all ten at once is a little counterproductive for a healthy recipe. Not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything…

You'll love these 5-ingredient protein balls made with a Speculoos copycat cookie butter and toasted coconut flakes. They're easy to make and perfect for a healthy sweets fix, pre or post workout snack, or grab n go treat.

What You’ll Need for This No Bake Protein Balls Recipe

With only five ingredients, I’ll list them all here along with a quick note on substitutions:

Biscoff Cookies

This is a vital ingredient, but you may be able to use other cookies gram for gram. I’ve used graham cracker crumbs in recipes like my no bake s’mores protein bites and while I haven’t tried them for this recipe, I feel they’d be a good place to start.

I’ve also used ingredients like crushed cereal in other recipes like my Oreo Healthy Cookie Butter and cashews for my Twix Protein Cookie Butter

oreo healthy cookie butter

Protein Powder

I used Bowmar Nutrition Frosted Cookie Protein Powder which is a whey concentrate and isolate blend with 120 calories, 22g of protein, 2g of carbs, and 1g of fat per scoop.

Different protein powders may require slight tweaks to the amount of liquid ingredients used to get the right consistency for forming the no bake protein balls.

toasted coconut cookie butter no bake protein balls 1

Coconut Oil

If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you could swap for another fat source but it will need to have a similar stability at room temperature. For example, light butter softens quickly at room temperature but real butter softens much slower.

And as crazy as it sounds, I think an ingredient like canned pumpkin that I use to replace fats might work well and reduce the fat in these no bake protein balls.

toasted coconut cookie butter no bake protein balls recipe 2

Fairlife 2% Milk

Feel free to use any milk but the fat content may slightly affect the amount needed. With both the coconut oil and milk, your goal is to hydrate the cookie butter enough to form into balls without adding too much so that it’s impossible to work with.

You can see an example of too little milk in the left image below and the difference just an extra 2 tablespoons makes.

cookie butter side by side showing how much liquid to add

If you’re using the same ingredients the recipe calls for, just add and blend. Otherwise, it’s a good idea to add slowly and modify as needed.

Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Feel free to use unsweetened coconut flakes or other types of coconut. Due to the sugar in the sweetened flakes, they’ll likely brown a bit faster than the unsweetened.

toasted coconut cookie butter no bake protein balls recipe

You can also buy toasted coconut flakes in some grocery stores if you wanted to skip the toasting process.

How to Make Protein Cookie Butter

As you may have noticed above, you’ll need a food processor or blender to make the protein cookie butter. You’ll also need a pan to toast the coconut flakes unless you’re using pre toasted.

Equipment aside, the protein cookie butter is super easy to make. Simply blend the cookies and protein powder together before adding the liquid ingredients to make a smooth butter. Once you have the cookie butter, all you’ll need to do is stir in the toasted coconut, chill for 5 minutes, and then form the no bake protein balls.

how to make cookie butter

Bada bing, bada boom.

I think that’s all ya need to know. If you make these cookie butter no bake protein balls, let me know how they turn out! Take a snapshot and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party.

toasted coconut cookie butter no bake protein balls recipe
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Cookie Butter No Bake Protein Balls with Toasted Coconut

5-ingredient no bake protein balls made with a high protein cookie butter and toasted coconut flakes. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bowmar nutrition, cookie butter, no bake protein balls, protein powder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 protein balls
Calories 122 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 12 Biscoff Cookies
  • 3 scoops (84g) Frosted Cookie Protein Powder Bowmar Nutrition
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C (60mL) Fairlife 2% Milk or your choice of liquid
  • 1/4 C (30g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Instructions

  1. Add the sweetened coconut flakes to a dry pan over medium-high heat. Keep an eye on them as you proceed with the remaining steps. (If you'd like to roll the protein balls in more toasted coconut, add an extra 1/4 C to the pan.)

    toasting sweetened coconut flakes in a pan
  2. Add the cookies and protein powder to a food processor or blender and pulse until you have a fine texture. 

    making cookie butter with Biscoff cookies
  3. Add the coconut oil and milk to the food processor and continue mixing until smooth. (If you're using a different protein powder, add the milk slowly as needed. You may also need more depending on the protein powder.)

  4. Once the coconut is toasted, add it to the cookie butter and stir together until they're fully incorporated. 

    toasted coconut in a pan and the protein cookie butter in a bowl before combining the two
  5. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes before forming the protein balls. 

  6. Divide the cookie butter mixture into 10 pieces and roll them between your palms to smooth. (Spraying your hands with a tiny bit of nonstick cooking spray helps prevent sticking as you work.)

  7. If you prepared extra toasted coconut, roll the protein balls in the toasted coconut. Refrigerate leftovers. 

    cookie butter protein balls beside a bowl of toasted coconut

Recipe Notes

  • For ingredient substitution tips, see the post above.
  • Nutrition facts do not include additional toasted coconut. Macros per protein ball rolled in the 1/4 C extra toasted coconut: 136 calories, 7.5g of protein, 10.8g of carbs, 6.4g of fat
Nutrition Facts
Cookie Butter No Bake Protein Balls with Toasted Coconut
Amount Per Serving (1 protein ball)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Protein 8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Healthy No Bake Recipes You Might Like 

My white chocolate pistachio protein bites have similar macros to these cookie butter balls and are one of my personal favorites.

white chocolate pistachio no bake protein bites recipe

And if you’re looking for ALL the chocolate, check out my fudge brownie protein balls.

fudge brownie no bake protein balls

You'll love these 5-ingredient protein balls made with a Speculoos copycat cookie butter and toasted coconut flakes. They're easy to make and perfect for a healthy sweets fix, pre or post workout snack, or grab n go treat.
You'll love these 5-ingredient protein balls made with a Speculoos copycat cookie butter and toasted coconut flakes. They're easy to make and perfect for a healthy sweets fix, pre or post workout snack, or grab n go treat.


5 thoughts on “Cookie Butter No Bake Protein Balls with Toasted Coconut”

  • I love this recipe , and the instructions are easy to follow, especially with the pictures! They will definitely curb your sweet tooth.

  • I love the coconut protein balls! The coconut is something I haven’t thought about adding but it gives it that extra texture that makes it so much better…. that is if you are a texture person like myself. 🙂

  • I made these and they are seriously so good. I used my favorite milk calfia toasted coconut I needed about 1.5 more TBS more than the recipe but the flavor was sooo good. My son would have are the whole tray so now I know I have to hide them from both of us because I would eat the whole tray to 😖

  • i saw ‘cookie butter’ and so i had to try ~ these are delicious. the biscoff cookies really are the secret ingredient and as long as you go slowly with the liquid, you can use whatever protein powder & liquid you like, for additional flavor layers or not. so delicious!!!!

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